The internet has sent people into a panic over an article published on Reddit today stating that the death of Queen Elizabeth II will be the most disruptive event to happen in Britain in the last 70 years. That along with reports of the UK issuing a 24 hour media ban over night has the internet questioning whether the Queen is the latest celebrity death of 2016!
While nothing has been denied or confirmed by Buckingham Palace we are left to wonder whether the monarch is in fact sicker than reports have been suggesting. It was said that both the Queen and husband Prince Phillip were suffering form nasty colds last week and as a result did not attend the annual Christmas service near their Sandringham estate in rural Norfolk, England.
It’s extremely rare for Elizabeth, 90, to miss the service, which is a strongly held tradition for the the royal family and brings the monarch into contact with locals who gather outside for a glimpse of her.
“The Queen continues to recover from a heavy cold and will stay indoors to assist with her recovery,” Buckingham Palace said. “Her Majesty will participate in the royal family Christmas celebrations during the day.”
It’s understandable that people would think the Queen had passed away following on from the terrible week we’ve had of celebrity deaths. Just in the last few days the world has lost legendary singer George Michael, actress and writer Carrie Fisher as well as her actress mother Debbie Reynolds who passed away this morning. In fact 2016 has been described as the year of the grim reaper with an unusually high number of celebrity deaths occurring.
Let’s hope we won’t have any more to add to the ridiculously long list this year!
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